Adam MacDougall

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Career Stats & Summary

Vital Statistics

Born
Thursday, 8th May, 1975
Current Age
39 years and 147 days
Place Of Birth
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Known Family Links

Brother
Luke MacDougall
Brother
Ben MacDougall
Father
Gil MacDougall
Uncle
Garry MacDougall
Uncle
Graeme MacDougall

Biography

Hard-running winger/centre, the son of 1960s Wests’ clubman Gil MacDougall and the brother of fellow first graders Ben and Luke MacDougall took his place in Newcastle’s grand final winning team in 1997 after starting his career with the Sydney Roosters. MacDougall had a great grand final match in the centres but following Newcastle’s emotional 22-16 win he was cited and suspended for accidentally stomping on Geoff Toovey’s face. The following year he was selected on the wing for NSW in three matches and impressed with his powerful running and dynamic defence. Then, in July 1998, he became the fourth player (and the third Newcastle player after Robbie O’Davis and Wayne Richards) to test positive for a banned substance. Facing an automatic 22 week suspension it was revealed during his appeal that MacDougall had suffered a severe head injury in 1993 that damaged his pituitary gland and it was essential that he take prescribed medication, called Sustanon 250, which included a banned steroid. This medication restored normal hormone levels in his body and without it, he would suffer potentially serious side effects and not be able to lead a normal life, let alone play football. While MacDougall’s appeal was subsequently dismissed it was unfortunate that he had to serve his suspension with the stigma of being labelled a ‘drug cheat’ along with players who were trying to gain a performance advantage through steroid use. MacDougall resumed his career midway through 1999 - but with stringent guidelines in place to allow his use of a banned drug - having lost a year’s income, an estimated $90,000 in legal bills and the momentum of a burgeoning Test career. He made up for lost time though, making regular appearances as a winger for NSW and Australia in the following years. In 2000 he made his Test debut in the 82-0 thrashing of Papua New Guinea, scored five tries in a World Cup trial against NZ Residents and played in all six matches in Australia’s successful World Cup campaign. After an injury to Penrith’s Ryan Girdler MacDougall played in the centres in Australia’s 40-12 win over NZ in the final and spent much of the 2001 season in that position. The man Knights fans called ‘Mad Dog’ appeared in the opening two matches of the State of Origin series in 2001 but was cited and suspended for raising his knee in a tackle and missed the deciding match of the series. Selected as an interchange player for the one-off Test against NZ in July, Newcastle’s victory in the 2001 grand final saw MacDougall back on the flank. It seems that MacDougall’s entire career has been under one fitness cloud or another and he was ruled out of the Papua New Guinea Test in October with a respiratory complaint before touring England on the shortened Kangaroo Tour. One of the most destructive attacking players in the game MacDougall’s two try-saving tackles in the deciding Third Test in Wigan was a significant contribution to Australia’s Ashes success. However, in early 2002, he spent six weeks recovering from a groin injury only to damage his knee in his comeback match. In 2003 MacDougall appeared in just 12 matches (although he scored 11 tries, including three on his return against the Dragons) but the Knights effectively severed ties with the veteran clubman and he signed with Souths in 2004. MacDougall was in good early season form with the Rabbitohs but snapped his Achilles tendon in the Round 6 loss to Melbourne and was ruled out for the season. The former Test winger was released by the club before the end of the 2006 season after he publicly criticised the form of his clubmates and returned to Newcastle in 2007.

- ALAN WHITICKER

Career Statistics

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International

Test Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2000-01 11 8 -   - 32 10 1 0 90.91% Match list
Overall 2000-2001 11 8 0   0 32 10 1 0 90.91% Match list

World Cup Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Australia 2000 6 5 -   - 20 6 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 2000 6 5 0   0 20 6 0 0 100.00% Match list


Representative

Australia - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
New South Wales 1998-01 11 4 -   - 16 6 4 1 54.55% Match list
NSW Country 2006 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Overall 1998-2006 12 4 0   0 16 7 4 1 58.33% Match list


Club Career

Australian League Matches - By Year

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney City ARL 1995 6 - -   - - 4 2 0 66.67% Match list
Newcastle ARL 1997 11 5 -   - 20 8 3 0 72.73% Match list
Newcastle NRL 1998 12 7 -   - 28 10 2 0 83.33% Match list
Newcastle NRL 1999 9 4 -   - 16 6 3 0 66.67% Match list
Newcastle NRL 2000 21 16 -   - 64 11 9 1 52.38% Match list
Newcastle NRL 2001 20 14 -   - 56 15 5 0 75.00% Match list
Newcastle NRL 2002 1 - -   - - 1 0 0 100.00% Match list
Newcastle NRL 2003 12 11 -   - 44 7 5 0 58.33% Match list
South Sydney NRL 2004 5 1 -   - 4 2 3 0 40.00% Match list
South Sydney NRL 2005 17 2 -   - 8 6 10 1 35.29% Match list
South Sydney NRL 2006 9 2 -   - 8 1 8 0 11.11% Match list
Newcastle NRL 2007 18 9 -   - 36 7 11 0 38.89% Match list
Newcastle NRL 2008 15 7 -   - 28 10 5 0 66.67% Match list
Newcastle NRL 2009 16 5 -   - 20 9 7 0 56.25% Match list
Newcastle NRL 2010 14 5 -   - 20 6 8 0 42.86% Match list
Newcastle NRL 2011 9 4 1 / 1 100.00% - 18 3 6 0 33.33% Match list
Overall 1995-2011 ? 92 1 / 1 100.00% 0 370 ? ? ? ?  

Australian League Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 1995 6 - -   - - 4 2 0 66.67% Match list
Newcastle 1997-03, 2007-11 158 87 1 / 1 100.00% - 350 93 64 1 58.86% Match list
South Sydney 2004-06 31 5 -   - 20 9 21 1 29.03% Match list
Overall 1995-2011 ? 92 1 / 1 100.00% 0 370 ? ? ? ?  

Australian Finals Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Newcastle 1997, 1999-01, 2003, 2009, 2011 13 4 -   - 16 7 6 0 53.85% Match list
Overall 1997-2011 13 4 0   0 16 7 6 0 53.85% Match list

All Australian Club Matches - By Team

Team Years App T G   GK % FG Pts W L D Win %  
Sydney 1995 6 - -   - - 4 2 0 66.67% Match list
Newcastle 1997-03, 2007-11 158 87 1   - 350 100 70 1 63.29% Match list
South Sydney 2004-06 31 5 -   - 20 9 21 1 29.03% Match list
Overall 1995-2011 ? 92 1   0 370 ? ? ? ?  

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